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Is Arguing Always A Sin

Is arguing a sin? Does it depend? If so, on what?

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 ---j._nonymous on 12/6/07
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Betty: I dont have a "raft". I don't even own a toy boat! Ha ha. Hope you have a sense of humor!

Have a nice day!
---j._nonymous on 12/12/07

Tha Bible says be angry and sin not.Don't let the sun go down on your raft
---Betty on 12/8/07

"Is arguing a sin?". No. However it is futile. It is a no win situation. "A person convinced against their will, will be of the same opinion still" Human nature strives to justify itself at all times. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. A misunderstanding is never ended by an argument, but rather by tact and a sympathetic desire to see another's point of view. "No man who is resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention."
---josef on 12/8/07

It is okay to argue as long as you are right and the other person is wrong.
---InimicusStultitiae on 12/7/07

Lovable ... Do you see many dialogues here?
What I find is that when I try to "have a dialogue", you all turn it into an "argument" (sometimes bitter)
I am of course the only one here who is reasonable & perfect ... everyone else is bigoted, censorious, and unbending and without any sense of humour.
---alan_of_UK on 12/7/07

yes argueing can be a sin depending what words or actions you use,you can turn anything into a careful what you say so that you want say something you'll be sorry for later.God hears you too.
---judy on 12/7/07

Dialogues are far better than dis-cussions.

If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen and your server's hair, for crying outloud.
---lovable_linda on 12/7/07

A debate is a discussion so as to arrive at a conclusion where the general opinion is accepted .This is not so here,its an opinion based on Live and let Live, thereafter keep going your own way!!.
---Emcee on 12/7/07

What about the sort of argument and debates we have here?
---alan_of_UK on 12/7/07

Now in my 70th year I consider being raised in a family that was constantly debating different ideas, theological ideas, economic ideas and political ideas to be one of the great blessings that I've enjoyed. To this day my wife still talks about having dinner with my family and looking forward to The debates which would begin after the table was cleared. Everybody had their own sources and books and were given an opportunity to present their side. What wonderful memories.
---Mima on 12/7/07

john: what are the limitations to your statement? If there is no such thing as right and wrong, I guess arguing doesn't matter. When does it matter? And is it a neccessary element in a sincere quest for truth?

I personally don't think we can avoid it when seeking truth sincerely. Job even argued with God. His friends were theologically correct in their statements, and yet God rebuked them. Why? Could it be that God appreciates honesty more than nicety?
---j._nonymous on 12/6/07


Here are some verses for you:

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Strife - Arguing leads to confussion and evil.

Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
We should try not to argue if possible. Sometimes it is not possible.

Hope this is helpful.
---trey on 12/6/07

I do not know what level of arguing you speak of or your deffinition of arguement. Certainly to disagree and discuss (sometimes a little intensely) can be done in a Godly manner. It really depends upon what spirit youre of when you argue. When you step into pride,strife,anger and out of the Holy Spirit you are in a sin state because what is not of faith is sin.:) You cannot be hateful and in the right spirit at the same time.
---jody on 12/6/07

Blessings to all, I do not like to argue, but I believe that many do. I would rather dicuss and come to a compromise, than to argue. I believe that arguing is a sin, because both parties have a point to make, and sometimes arguing can lead to a lot more, such as namecalling, or even become violent. There will always be differences especially in Marriage, but I do not want to be right, just come to a peaceable solution. Blessed are the Peace makers. God Bless friends!
---Cynthia on 12/6/07


We are not called to condemn and Judge one another, lest you be Judged, this type of argument is sin. We are called to spread the gospel, which means to state the Word of God, which is also called a Righteous Judgment. So do not get caught up in pointing fingers and condemning one another.

We are to be slow to speak, quick to listen and slow to anger and just state the Word of God as it is needed.
---Shawn.M.T on 12/6/07

It is definitely a SIN. "My people must not strive". You do not debate either. Satan is a great debater. The best there is. And he loves to drag God's people into them. We all need to grow in this area. KILL the Flesh. Note: does not mean that God will not allow you to confront. Step back pray and listen to God.
---catherine on 12/6/07

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I would rather have a discussion than to argue. Arguing means someone is right and someone is wrong and both feel the other one is wrong. A discussion is more fruitful.
---john on 12/6/07

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